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It’s About Time We Had a Civilized Discussion About Fur Coat

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It’s often difficult to have a civilized debate about real fur as it quickly spirals into something nasty. This is mainly due to the fact that anti-fur advocates passionately defend their stance and can sometimes miss the broader picture.

In this post, we are not going to talk about the negatives of fur. That’s something that has already been covered about in plenty of posts. Instead, we are going to present the other side of the story that often goes unheard.

The first thing you need to know that wearing and manufacturing fur coats in the United States is not illegal. In fact, you can even buy men’s fur coats online.  

While wearing fur is completely legal, slinging red paint on someone’s coat because they are wearing fur is illegal. So is verbally assaulting someone for wearing fur.

Another misconception about fur is that it somehow contributes to the very real concern of animals going extinct. When it reality habitat destruction, pollution, and release of exotic invasive species are the main culprits.

Ethical fur coat manufacturers source pelts from farms and ranches. That’s because farming ensures a steady supply of high-quality pelts and is more sustainable in the long run than going hunting. It’s not in the interest of manufacturers to destroy the natural habitat or deplete the population of the very animals they depend on to earn their living. There are also strictly enforced laws pertaining to trapping animals in the wild. While China has little to no laws to protect animals, there are laws in the United States and Europe to prevent animal cruelty.

 

Our Biased Approach to Animal Farming

Do you feel guilty about buying a leather jacket? If not, then you shouldn’t feel guilty buying fur coats. There is no debate that animal farms that involve killing animals are cruel. The very act of killing an animal can never be “humane”. However, we tend to focus our attention to farms that involve killing cute furry animals. We don’t care about how we treat chickens, cows, lambs, pigs, crocodiles, and other animals we farm for food.

The popular argument justifying that these farms are okay is because they are for food production. We need food to survive, so it’s okay. However, we also need coats to shield ourselves from freezing temperatures.

Both in terms of meats and winter fur coats, there are non-animal alternatives. We can choose to have tofu instead of chicken just as we can choose to buy a faux fur coat instead of buying the real thing. The only difference is faux fur coats also comes with its own baggage of negatives.

 

Faux Fur is Not All Sunshine and Rainbows

While it doesn’t involve killing animals directly, the production process of faux fur is anything but clean. The production of synthetic fur requires petrochemicals and massive amounts of energy. The coats are not biodegradable and can take thousands of years to break down. This puts a lot of pressure on already overloaded landfills. The production process of faux fur is also highly polluting. The dumping of waste materials, as well as high energy demands, can cause severe environmental damage, which contributes to habitat destruction and in turn extinction of animal species.

 

Manufacturing of real fur coat demands much less energy and space. It causes little to no pollution and the end product is completely biodegradable.

There is also the question of quality. While real fur coats provide excellent protection against extreme cold weather, most faux fur coats often prove to be inadequate.

Whether you choose to buy a faux fur coat or a real fur coat still remains your call. However, we do hope that this post encourages you to think and discuss the issue in a constructive manner. Feel free to leave your comments below to start an honest discussion.

 

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Outfit Post – A Green Jumpsuit

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Hey Fashion Lovers! I got this stunning sparkly green jumpsuit as a gift some months ago, and I have been dying for some warm weather to wear it.We enjoyed some sunny days in Cheshire about 2 weeks ago. So I made the most of this beautiful new wardrobe addition. At first, I thought I wasn’t going to like the piece. But I was so wrong. This green jumpsuit is a keeper.

Jumpsuits are usually a hit or a miss for me but I had faith in this piece suiting my body type when I discovered it was from the petite range. I am only 5″2, so the petite collections in stores is usually where I start trying out pieces to figure out my size for various stores. I wear a size 10 in stores like Debenhams and Next, and a size 12 in stores like River Island and Topshop. I was so right on this green jumpsuit. It did fit like it was custom-made for me!

 

 

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When comfort meets style

I found it very easy to style this jumpsuit. My black and gold sandals finished off the look effortlessly, along with my crossbody bag and sunglasses. This look was put together in a few minutes and I was comfy all day thanks to the amazing jumpsuit fabric. It is always amazing when a outfit is stylish and comfortable at the same time. Comfort and style work hand in hand in my wardrobe.

I am so looking forward to wearing more of this jumpsuit this summer. The shade of green is so pretty and I am glad I now have a piece in this shade.

 

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WHAT I WORE

Green Sparkly Jumpsuit – Wallis

Black and Gold Sandals – New Look

Brown Sunglasses – Swarovski

Black Bag – Gucci

Bracelet – Fitbit Charge 2

 

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I am so in love with this look. What do you think of this look? Are you a fan of the jumpsuit trend? Pleas sound off in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week.

 

 

Outfit Post – Autumn Style

I started Fashion and Style Police in October 2012, and sometimes I forget I have been running this blog for 6 years now. Fashion and Style Police started purely as a fashion and style police. So there were lots of outfit posts from day 1. Back then, on most weeks, I could post as many as 3 outfit posts.

Over the years, the blog has evolved as it should and it now covers beauty, travel, my self-employed and freelance journey, blogging tips, and all bits and bobs about my life which include my dearest twins. Sometimes, I like to look back to see how far I have come.

 

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The journey to here has been long and hard work but fun because it is what comes natural to me. I am not trying to be someone else on here. There is no fakery at all It is pure me at the finest, and it has been an amazing rollercoaster ride. This blog has opened many doors for me. It has brought me opportunities I never thought were possible and I am forever thankful for that. It took me many years of hard work and dedication to get to the position I am now. And I am not even close to where I want to be yet but I am sure I will get there because I never quit.

 

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I wore this outfit some weeks ago and I really the Orange Wide Sleeve Pleated Blouse. The lovely people at BlackBetty sent to me sometime ago and I finally got around to wearing it. I think it is super stylish and the colour is great for the current season. Styling this piece was easy with a pair of black leggings and heels.

What do you think of this look? How are you styling your autumn outfits?

 

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WHAT I WORE

Black Shoes – Kurt Geiger

Orange Wide Sleeve Pleated Blouse – c/o BlackBetty

Black Leggings – M&S

Black Bag – Michael Kors

 

 

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